Project Coordinator

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Assistant - AdvancedWorking TitleProject CoordinatorPosition Number20037265Vacancy IDP012036Budgeted Hiring Range$48,000 - $54,000Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time Time-LimitedIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointment1 YearHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hours may vary based on needs of assignments.

Department Name and NumberSocial Medicine-424901Date First Posted10/12/2020Closing Date10/16/2020Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsDepartment Description

This position is in the Department of Social Medicine and the Center for Health Equity Research in the UNC School of Medicine. This position will work in the “Re-Envisioning Health & Justice Lab” in the Department/Center that is headed by Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein. The lab has a number of ongoing, large-scale research projects that are at the intersection of incarceration and health. These projects include two National institute of Drug Abuse funded Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) U01s, a National Institute of Minority Health Disparities funded R01 focused on HIV prevention in probation and parole populations, and a newly funded RADx-UP COVID Health Disparities U01.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is especially devastating for those who are housed or work in criminal justice settings due to restricted access to sanitizing supplies and personal protective equipment, close congregant living conditions, and exposure to correctional staff who unknowingly transmit the infection from the community. These populations are also more likely to experience severe and life-threatening symptoms of COVID-19, due to higher rates of underlying medical conditions. This position is funded by an NIH funded RADx-UP grant, which aims to increased access to COVID-19 testing among historically marginalized and underserved populations.

The hired candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team, co-led by Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, that will investigate, develop, and implement long-term COVID-19 testing strategies among incarcerated populations and correctional staff in diverse criminal justice settings across the country. The hired candidate will be responsible for the broad management of research activities including, provision of administrative services, program operations, quality assurance, facilitating best practices, and reporting and monitoring of direct and contracted program services.

The hired candidate will be responsible for assisting Principal Investigators and other research staff with multiple aspects of these studies, including day-to-day project management; preparation of applications and modifications to human subject research proposals; communicating with the research team and community research partners; and subject recruitment and retention.

As assigned, the candidate will have opportunities to summarize data to prepare reports and presentations and may be involved in manuscript preparation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Candidates must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Professionalism/maturity/experience is expected in working with people from a variety of different backgrounds/cultures. Must have flexibility in work schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

Competitive applicants will have experience working on federally-funded projects, experience in community health work or advocacy, prior data collection experience, excellent organizational skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Experience working with persons with mental illness and knowledge of the criminal justice and public mental health systems desired. Personal experience with the criminal justice system strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick Link of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Assistant position.
      • Bachelor's, Master's, and/or Doctorate in any field.
      • Associate's in any field and at least 2 years of experience.
      • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 4 years of related experience (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 3 years of experience).
      • High School diploma/GED and at least 4 years of related experience.
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and experience to equal 8 years. (ex. 3 years of high school and 5 years of experience).
      • None of the above
    2. * Describe your experiences in being an excellent communicator.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Have you ever worked on a multi-site research project?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Describe a time you successfully worked with a large team.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 10/13/2020
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